I started playing drums in seventh grade...
...and now I am pursuing my doctoral degree in percussion. It's been a long road full of successes and failures, and music continues to be an integral part of my identity and growth as a human being. Creating music is a joyous and rewarding endeavor for me, and I aim to share that with all of my audiences and collaborators.
Colin McCall is a percussionist, collaborator, and composer currently based out of Ann Arbor, MI. His goal as a musician is to find ways to present both complex and accessible percussion music in mediums which connect with audiences on a basic, human level. Through use of audience participation, original compositions, and multimedia components, he strives to develop a fresh and engaging performance style. Colin has seen success in several competitions, most recently being named the winner of both the Black Swamp Multi Percussion Competition and the Atlanta Symphony Modern Snare Drum Competition. He also participated in the renowned TROMP International Percussion Competition, and was a semi-finalist in the Northwestern Percussion Competition. As a collaborator, Colin has partnered with the Virginia Technical University Percussion Ensemble, Harvard Ballet Company, University of Missouri Percussion Ensemble, and Chautauqua Institution Theatre Company. Colin is currently pursuing his DMA in percussion performance at the University of Michigan, where he previously completed a master's degree under the tutelage of Joseph Gramley and Jonathan Ovalle. He holds a bachelor's degree in music performance from the Eastman School of Music, where he studied with Michael Burritt. Colin proudly endorses the products of Innovative Percussion and Remo drumheads.